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Bill Chappell

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New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

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Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Is Enacted In California

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 270, the first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in the U.S. It requires a 10-cent fee for the use of compostable or paper bags.

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Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.

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In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.

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Ominous Tremors At Mount Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Monday, September 29, 2014

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?

Monday, September 29, 2014

If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.

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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

Monday, September 29, 2014

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

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Japan's Mt. Ontake Is Still Erupting As Questions Emerge About Warnings

Monday, September 29, 2014

At least 36 people are feared dead following Saturday's eruption that caught hundreds of hikers by surprise. Another plume of ash and gas has complicated rescue efforts, which again have been halted.

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Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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Kenya's Kimetto Sets New Marathon World Record In Berlin

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday's Berlin Marathon.

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Turkey Signals Willingness To Join Coalition Against ISIS

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saying his country will do "whatever is needed" to help fight the extremist group ISIS, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has reached what media are calling "a point of determination."

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Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas On Large Pro-Democracy Protest

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Video footage from earlier in the day showed protesters using umbrellas to try to deflect pepper spray and water cannons as officers attempted to disperse the crowd.

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More Than 30 Feared Dead In Japanese Volcano's Eruption

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Officials say the hikers were found close to the mountain's peak, in cardiac and respiratory arrest. More than 200 hikers survived Saturday's eruption.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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U.S. Leads More Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq And Syria

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Seven airstrikes hit in Syria and three in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command, which adds that Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates participated in some strikes.

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More Chicago Flights Canceled; Suspect Was Told Of Hawaii Transfer

Saturday, September 27, 2014

One day after Chicago's air traffic system was crippled, some flights resume and details emerge about the man suspected of setting a fire inside a federal radar center.

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Hiker Catches Volcano's Eruption On Video, And Is Overtaken By Ash

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The sudden eruption in central Japan surprised and stranded hikers, and caused one death. A hiker managed to shoot video of the shocking sight of an immense billowing gray cloud speeding toward them.

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Catalonia Defies Spain As Leader Signs Decree For Breakaway Vote

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Catalonia's leader has set a November date for a vote on whether the northeast region of Spain should become independent. Spain's central government has said it will block the vote.

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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.

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